Consumer product recall

Great Pretenders Assorted Boutique Butterfly Jewel Necklace recalled due to cadmium in excess of allowable limits

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Summary

Product
Great Pretenders Boutique Butterfly Jewel Necklace
Issue
Consumer products - Chemical hazard
What to do

Immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Affected products

This recall involves Great Assorted Boutique Butterfly Jewel Necklace.  The metallic gold-coloured necklace comes with assorted butterfly crystal pendants in blue, red and violet colours. “Great Pretenders” is written on the front of the product packaging.

Model Number 90422, Lot # 8135, UPC 771877904226 and Date Code September 15, 2022, can be found on the back of the product packaging.

Issue

Testing by Creative Education of Canada Inc has determined that the recalled jewellery contains cadmium in excess of allowable limits.

Under the Children's Jewellery Regulations of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, it is illegal to import, advertise or sell jewellery items that appeal primarily to children under 15 years of age and contain more than 130 mg/kg total cadmium if the jewellery item is small enough to be totally enclosed in the small parts cylinder when a force of not more than 4.45 N is applied.

Cadmium is highly toxic, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to cadmium, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, serious brain injury, convulsions, coma, as well as effects related to the liver, kidneys, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of cadmium exposure, visit the Government of Canada’s website page Lead and cadmium in children's jewellery.

As of April 6, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact Creative Education of Canada Inc by telephone toll-free at 1-800-982-2642 or by email.   

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 378 pieces of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from January 2023 to March 2023.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Jewellery
Companies

Importer

Creative Education of Canada Inc

Point Edward

Ontario

CANADA

Manufacturer

Gmail Fashion Jewelry Co Ltd

Beiyuan

Yiwu

CHINA

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-73476